Litecoin (LTC) Releases v0.18.1 Upgrade With Mining, Wallet and Documentation Advancements

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:41
Vladislav Sopov
Litecoin (LTC) network software progress is not only focused on MimbleWimble preparations. Version 0.18.1 has been delievered and developers are hinting at new builds
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Litecoin (LTC) network developers have published a new version of its core software, v.0.18.1. Its release candidate was announced on May 08, 2020, and underwent thorough testing.

Numerous updates

Today, on June 11th, 2020, Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin (LTC), celebrated the new release and mocked all non-believers who accused Litecoin (LTC) of showing very little development progress.

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The new upgrade covers every aspect of software performance required for Litecoin (LTC) network operations. The SegWit rule implementation is rescheduled in terms of mining. 

White List Force Relay is an unusual feature: now users can relay transactions from whitelisted peers, even when not accepted to the mempool. Litecoin (LTC) developers highlight they will be particularly interested in feedback on this function.

Documentation of Litecoin (LTC) software has been enriched with many major additions. BIP70 is finally disabled for some builders to prevent Litecoin (LTC) network interaction from vulnerabilities.

Keeping pace with Bitcoin (BTC)

Some other novelties closely resemble the upgrades for new versions of Bitcoin Core, i.e. BIP61 messages are now deprecated and will be deleted in future builds.

Also, numerous RPC commands have been upgraded to facilitate network performance and advance transaction logic.

Lastly, the instrument for the seamless creation of new wallet files has been implemented. This allows the creation of a new wallet file or the display of some basic information about an existing wallet without needing to use RPCs.

As covered by U.Today Crypto News, the most exciting release for Litecoin (LTC), i.e. the implementation of the MimbleWimble privacy protocol, may start testing in September, according to its lead developer.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis (Crypto Briefing) as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)

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